MusicNOW: Companions

  • Music
  • Classical and opera
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Photograph: Todd Rosenberg
Anna Clyne and Mason Bates of the CSO's MusicNOW series

Classical music just got a bit more athletic with the final installment of the MusicNOW series for this season. Hysterica Dance Company and choreographer Kitty McNamee will kick up the visual element of CSO composer-in-residence Anna Clyne’s “Fits + Starts, an electro-acoustic affair built from viola, cello and harpsichord samples. Then it’s off to church for Andrew Norman’s “Companion Guide to Rome,” a string trio (and 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist) which unpacks the features of nine Roman houses of worship for its inspiration. The main reason to get your ass out the door on this Monday night, though, is Oscar Bettison’s prismatic “Livre des Sauvages.” We’re talking a chamber concerto comprised, in part, of air pumps, wine bottles, a custom “wrenchophone” and those desk bells your teacher used to thwack to get you to knock it off, mister. 

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